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Domain Redirection - Problem

By GeekGyrrrl ·
Hello,

The previous administrator placed a url redirect somewhere on our server - "www.mydomain.com" that redirects to a 404 that points to "sub.mydomain.com". Unfortunately, this subdomain destination url doesn't exist anymore.

I don't know what I am looking for, to correct it. Is there someplace in IIS5 where I can go to change a setting for the originating domain?

There's nothing in the root directory that I can see via ftp that looks like a redirecting file, or an .htaccess file on the originating domain. My experience with redirects is solely as a website designer, so I have no idea how one big master redirect is accomplished. I know this is a somewhat vague question, but I don't have much detail on this - the old network person left in disgrace so will not return my phonecall pleas for help. Thank you for responding.

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by jschein In reply to Domain Redirection - Prob ...

It could be in IIS, but more than likely, he put a direct link to it in the router or in the Hosts file.

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by GeekGyrrrl In reply to

Yep, you were right - it was in the router. And I'd never have thought to look there; I am SO new at this and was literally dropped into this job one day when I reported for my regular tech support job. Server is 180 degrees from my reference point, which is web development/workstation support. Two totally different animals...Thank you for your response.

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by CG IT In reply to Domain Redirection - Prob ...

kinda need some more info on your IIS setup. Open up IIS on the web server itself and expand sites. see if there are more than just the default web site listed. also check the default web site properties pages which I would suspect is where he made the redirect, if in fact he did it in IIS, which Im not so sure he did.

Im thinking more along the lines of the first answer in that a redirect would be in the router or if your using something like ISA server for firewall/packet filtering, in there. It's in this area where inbound http packet headers would be read and fowarded downstream to a web server and where he could specify any inbound http addressed to <mydomain.com> be fowarded to <sub.mydomain.com>

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by GeekGyrrrl In reply to

Thank you! You got me pointed in the right direction. Through process of elimination I finally did find it - it was in the router, and I'd never had thought to look there because I didn't know about that part of the process. Thank you again. You are a lifesaver!

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